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The Alchemist's Bow is a non-elemental bow available for Anna in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5.

Description

The Alchemist's Bow is primarily made of shiny purple metal, with small gold sections where the string attaches to the bow. It has four curved recesses along its leading edge, each carrying a bottle of unknown liquid (presumably chemicals for its special effect). The arrows are made of the same purple metal as the bow itself, with a horseshoe-shaped "feather" and a bottle of purple liquid tied to the head of the shaft.

The Alchemist's Bow underwent few visual changes between EBF4 and EBF5, with the main difference being the bottles on its limbs being completely full instead of half-full. The liquid in some of the bottles has changed color as well.

In both of its appearances, the Alchemist's Bow has had mediocre to nonexistent offensive bonuses, but compensates with a strong Syphon resistance (which becomes an immunity at Level 5) and the ability to inflict Random status effects with weapon-elemental skills.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Alchemist's Bow provides a decent MP bonus, but its offensive capability is rather lackluster; it only gives Anna a weak boost in Magic Attack, with nothing to improve the physical attacks she favors. However, its ability to inflict Random ailments makes it a viable (if gimmicky) weapon; due to the multi-hit nature of Combo Shot and Arrow Rain, Anna can unleash a barrage of status effects ranging from long-term Stun and Freeze to maximum stacks of Tired, Weaken, and Curse. She can even apply Doom to put unfortunate foes on a timer or wipe them out entirely with Instant Death!

While the Alchemist's Bow is certainly entertaining and chaotic, its lack of direct offensive benefit and the extremely random nature of its ailments may encourage the use of more consistent bows. The Premium version of EBF4 also gives it stiff competition from the Angel Wing, which has more meaningful stat boosts, the ability to passively activate Arrow Rain, and the potential to apply specific ailments with the right Flair (such as Cursed Charm to lower enemy defences).

The Alchemist's Bow resists Syphon, becoming immune to it at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Alchemist's Bow has mediocre offenses and decent HP. It increases the power of healing and buff items, allowing Anna to heal the party when needed, but it is most notable for boosting the chances of inflicting status conditions. Because of this, the Alchemist's Bow is perfect for status builds, taking full advantage of Anna's array of status-inflicting skills.

While it can inflict Random status effects with weapon-elemental skills (including the Normal Attack it uses to counter enemy blows), it's usually better to use a Flair to give it a consistent ailment that fills a gap in Anna's status coverage (such as Curse with the Crossbone Pin or Virus with the Tentacle).

The Alchemist's Bow provides resistances to six different statuses (Burn, Scorch, Virus, Poison, Syphon, and Disable), all of which become immunities at Level 5.

Equip Remix

As far as support weapons go, the Alt Alchemist's Bow is an odd but effective choice. Its stats are pathetic, with a mediocre Defence and Magic Defence and no offenses whatsoever, but it boosts the efficacy of buffs and debuffs alike; the latter synergizes with the weapon's large Defence debuff on Weapon-elemental attacks to essentially turn Arrow Rain into a 1-turn cd Debilitate, making it perfect to support physical attackers. It also can apply Random status effects, which can be changed to something specific with the right Flairs (and its Spectrum unleash can apply a second helping of said status).

The Alt Alchemist's Bow resists Confuse, Stagger, Dispel, Syphon, and Disable, becoming immune to all of them at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Alchemist's Bow is given to the player as a reward for completing a quest in Greenwood Village for Alphonse.

EBF4 WepIcon Alchemist's Bow Alchemist's Bow
Inflicts random status effects on targets.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack - - - - - Stat Defence - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Magic - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Random 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Turnip
x 3
Item Ogle Berries
x 3
-- 3 Item Glass
x 2
Item Gunpowder
x 1
--
4 Item Pink Potion
x 3
Item Magma Sample
x 3
Item Liquid Ice
x 3
5 Item Pink Potion
x 10
Item Amethyst
x 12
Item Glass
x 6

Pre-Battle Mountain update version.

EBF4 WepIcon Alchemist's Bow Alchemist's Bow
Inflicts random status effects on targets.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack - 5% 10% 25% 20% Stat Defence - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Magic - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Mdef - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Random 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Turnip
x 3
Item Ogle Berries
x 3
-- 3 Item Glass
x 2
Item Gunpowder
x 1
--
4 Item Pink Potion
x 3
Item Magma Sample
x 3
Item Liquid Ice
x 3
5 Item Pink Potion
x 10
Item Amethyst
x 12
Item Glass
x 6


Epic Battle Fantasy 5

It can be bought in any equipment shop for 8000 gold (60000 before the v2 update), e.g. in Hope Harbor, Greenwood Village or Redpine Town.

EBF5 WepIcon Alchemist's Bow Alchemist's Bow
Use this to fire potions at your enemies.
  • Inflicts random status effects on targets.
  • Increases the chance of inflicting status effects.
  • Level 3: Boosts the power of healing and buff items.
  • Level 5: Counter-attacks with Normal Attack.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP 5%[0%] 5%[0%] 5%[0%] 10%[0%] 15%[0%] - - - - - - EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack - 5% 15% 25% 35% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Status Poison+Virus 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic - 5% 15% 25% 35% Stat Mdef - - - - - EBF5 Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy 0%[-5%] 0%[-5%] 0%[-5%] 0%[-5%] 0%[-5%] Stat Evade - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Random 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version. Before the v2 update, status boost was unlocked at level 5, didn't boost items and didn't have a counter.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Glass Shards
x 2
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Glass Shards
x 8
-- --
4 EBF5 Foe Icon Sand Slime
x 1
EBF5 Foe Icon Water Slime
x 1
EBF5 Foe Icon Slime Mouse
x 1
5 EBF5 Item Emerald
x 3
EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 3
EBF5 Item Ruby
x 3

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Alchemist's Bow Alchemist's Bow
Use this to fire potions at your enemies.
  • Inflicts random status effects on targets.
  • Increases the effect of debuff skills used.
  • Level 3: Increases the effect of buff skills used.
  • Level 5: May unleash Spectrum while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack - - - - - Stat Defence - 5% 5% 15% 15% EBF5 Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic - - - - - Stat Mdef - 5% 5% 15% 15% EBF5 Status Dispel 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Random 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill 100 (66%) 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Auto Status -- -- EBF5 StatDown Defence 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Defend Status -- -- 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Glass Shards
x 2
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Glass Shards
x 8
-- --
4 EBF5 Item Emerald
x 1
EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 1
EBF5 Item Ruby
x 1
5 EBF5 Item Emerald
x 3
EBF5 Item Sapphire
x 3
EBF5 Item Ruby
x 3
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